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Comitz | Beethe: Proud in its Continuing Support of the Western Regional Dental Convention

Ed Comitz and Phoenix-based Comitz | Beethe were pleased to show our continuing support for the Arizona dental community by participating in this year’s Western Regional Dental Convention held in Phoenix, Arizona.  Dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, pediatric dentists, endodontists, periodontists, prosthodontists, oral pathologists,  dental … Continue reading

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Planning for Possible Health Problems: How Much Disability Insurance Should You Have?

As Chris Clark writes in a DoctorPlanning.com article “Planning for Possible Health Problems: How Much Disability and Long-Term Care Insurance Should You Have?”, health problems are one of the most common reasons people retire before they intended.  But knowing how much and which disability and … Continue reading

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A STIFF UPPER LIP CAN LEAD TO GETTING STIFFED BY YOUR INSURER: CHRONIC PAIN AND YOUR ABILITY TO COLLECT DISABILITY INSURANCE BENEFITS

*By: Edward O. Comitz, Esq. and Patrick T. Stanley, Esq. Dentists are trained to work through adversity.  The mental and physical strength and discipline required to survive dental school and build a successful practice makes dentists inured to many of life’s … Continue reading

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Are Non-Competition Agreements Enforceable or Not?

Non-competition agreements usually bar healthcare professionals both from encouraging patients to follow them to a new practice and from practicing for a certain period of time within a certain distance of the former employer’s location. There is much debate in the healthcare and legal communities, however, over the extent to which these non-compete clauses are enforceable—if at all. The truth is that non-competition agreements are sometimes enforceable and sometimes not, depending on their specific restrictions and circumstances. Continue reading

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American Dental Association’s “Guide to Closing a Dental Practice”

For dentists and other healthcare professionals considering filing a disability insurance claim, the decision to close a practice can be heart-wrenching and complex.  The American Dental Association has published a guide that gives an overview of the issues and some … Continue reading

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How A Dentist Can Avoid The Common Obstacles To Filing A Disability Insurance Claim

  You have worked hard your whole career to develop your dental practice, but now you fear that you can no longer treat patients because of a physical or mental condition.  You’re not alone – statistics show that from the … Continue reading

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Healthcare Professionals Suffering from a Chronic Condition: Presenteeism

A recently-published article in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that presenteeism—showing up to work with a sickness, impairment or disability that restricts productivity—has reached pandemic proportions amongst medical professionals.  The survey, which studied residents at numerous hospitals, found that 3 of 5 healthcare … Continue reading

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Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues – Phoenix, Arizona

Disability insurance law firm Comitz | Beethe would like to make our clients in the City of Phoenix, Arizona aware that the Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues meets on the fourth Wednesday every month at 4:15 p.m.  At the … Continue reading

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Cottonwood Safeway Store Honored by Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition

Among the honorees at the Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition’s ADA Gala at the Tempe Mission Palms hotel was the Safeway Store in Cottonwood.  The Cottonwood, Arizona Safeway store shared the honor with the Arizona Humane Society on Eugie Avenue in … Continue reading

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Business Affiliates: Arizona Dental Association and Disability Insurance Attorneys Comitz | Beethe

The Arizona Dental Association (AzDA) recently recognized Scottsdale disability insurance law firm Comitz | Beethe’s support of organized dentistry by naming it an AzDA Services Business Affiliate. Comitz | Beethe is distinguished as a preferred provider of legal services for AzDA members, assuring the highest … Continue reading

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